A brand new take a look at a “star factory” …
Practicing Moonwalks right here on Earth …
And an Earthly help for a NASA spacecraft … just a few of the tales to let you know about – This Week at NASA!
Webb’s New Star-Filled “Pillars of Creation” Image
A brand new Webb Space Telescope picture of the long-lasting Pillars of Creation – a star manufacturing facility of types – is visually gorgeous and will assist us higher perceive how stars kind inside clouds of fuel and interstellar mud.
Practicing Artemis Moonwalks within the Arizona Desert
An analog mission this month to follow lunar operations close to Flagstaff, Arizona will present essential knowledge for future Artemis Moon missions. Learn extra about analog missions at nasa.gov/analogs.
Lucy Spacecraft Gets Gravity Assist from Earth
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft swung again by Earth on October 16, precisely one 12 months after its launch. The shut flyby additionally gave Lucy the primary of a number of gravity assists it wants from Earth to succeed in the never-before-visited Trojan asteroids that share an orbit with Jupiter.
X-57 Maxwell Aircraft Gets Powered Up
Lithium-ion battery packs installed in NASA’s all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft successfully powered the plane’s motors. This important milestone brings the experimental plane a step closer to first flight.
NASA Astronaut James McDivitt Dies at Age 93
Former NASA astronaut Jim McDivitt, who commanded the Gemini IV and Apollo 9 missions, died on October 13. Jim McDivitt was 93 years old.
That’s what’s up this week @NASA